Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, renowned in his field, that creates temporary installations out of sticks and stones, and anything and everything else that he finds outside. Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy, a documentary by Thomas Riedelsheimer, Music by Fred Frith, 92 minutes, Germany, 2016. On the other hand he started to use his body in his art and by doing so it got a performative quality and in that respect became even more transient than his former works. That's why we make things, otherwise they would be no more than ideas. For me that's a very dangerous position to take. Every article about Andy Goldsworthy tells you he’s an artist who works with nature. Now that's not a message I'm trying to preach. He was not totally happy with the film at that time but more than that he is not a type of socializing person anyway. TR: That is a question too complex to answer. "When I first started, human involvement with the landscape was a negative thing. I guess film as a medium can transport part of that. "We have to accept that we are part of the landscape and we affect the landscape through what we eat, what we wear, what we build. On the drive down to Penpont I'd been thinking about what they might be like and remembering my father's. For me it was important to keep that fresh and improvised approach. In this remarkable book, artist Andy Goldsworthy offers a compelling look at the essence of wood as he has come to know it through his sculpture. The reaction to making contemporary artwork seems to provoke such a response in the press and among locals. 5:59. No, it's not right.". Ferns on a fallen tree. Andy Goldsworthy est un artiste sculpteur britannique qui réalise des oeuvres de Land Art magiques. I guess I had expected something similar, but no. His work often attempts to make us look at the landscape anew. Artist Andy Goldsworthy 1 SA : Artist Andy Goldsworthy works on his latest sculptures in the surrounding fields near his home in Penpoint, Dumfries and Galloway...Picture by Stewart Attwood. How does he make his money? ", Goldsworthy is 58. Ahead of a major retrospective, … Andrew Marvell's line "a green thought in a green shade" might sum it up. It's the only compromise he allowed. Would you say that Leaning into the Wind is a “sequel” or does it stand independently from Rivers and Tides? Rain is coming; a smear of cloud can be seen down the valley. He reaches his hand out to me when I ask. Of course I am very much influenced by what I do. The results range from the monumental – like the Striding Arches, a handsome semi-circle of stone at Cairnhead on the Southern Uplands, or his early signature work of taking walls for a walk through the landscape – to the evanescent. TR: Nice thought. I don't think it's necessary to sell the book. So it's already had the hand of a farmer on it and my hand is another hand on his. TR: Andy was not involved in postproduction. Elise Nakhnikian. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. 3 years ago. It's just something I understand through my work.". We wanted a new film that stands for itself; that works without knowing the old one. How does his mind work? How did you work with Andy Goldsworthy during that time? Did you give him instructions or did he work independently? ScNa: Because of the nature of some of Andy Goldsworthy’s works, often what is only left of his installations and performances is documentation—photos, videos, texts. Photo: Magnolia Pictures. What is it that interests you in those approaches? He examines the hand I've just touched. And of course I am fascinated by people who choose art as their way to understand the world and themselves. In Midsummer Snowballs, Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy makes art from the landscape and dramatically unleashes it upon the city. Exhibitions Curated; Select Articles and Essays; Linda’s Art; Lectures ; Open Forums; Blog; Interviews; About Linda. "The farmer comes here most days. So much so that one could be tempted to say that your films are an integral part of Goldsworthy’s works or more precisely, that the works become yours as well, a sort of collaborative piece. Last evening. My children are fully-fledged Scots and I love being here. "Nature doesn't stop for me at the city. People do not change completely within 15 years so I was looking for a different emphasis. Some of Andy’s projects dig into the earth, under the skin and are quite “dark” in their feel. Why did you decide to make a second documentary on his work? Even the way I am looking at filmmaking. "Farming was a very sculptural thing to do," he says now. With apologies to Richard Long, Goldsworthy is Britain's most famous environmental artist. I started shooting when we didn’t even have a project yet. ScNa: How much time did it take to collect the shooting material? "The main source of income is private commissions and some public ones. The magic in. It's a way of finding out about the world around me and exploring it.". Nov 13, 2020 - Explore Mary Anne LeLievre's board "andy goldsworthy art", followed by 273 people on Pinterest. He's thrilled it's still in a reasonable state. I was quite happy that it did fall down.". It's boasting. If he'd had his way there wouldn't even be a barcode. TR: Since I worked with percussionist Evelyn Glennie on Touch the Sound, I consider soundtrack and music as essential for a film and I while editing I love working with sound. How relevant are the music and the soundscape in the documentary? Goldsworthy moved to Scotland from Cumbria in 1986, after his former wife got a job in Carlisle and they moved across the Border. It can give a sensual, emotional experience rather than an explanation. In this “wilderness” we sometimes see the world as ... As Leaning into the Wind, Thomas Riedelsheimer’s second movie on Andy Goldsworthy’s work, is being released, Sculpture Nature has asked him a few questions on his encounter with the Scottish artist, their collaboration and the difficulty of capturing time and art as it is being made. Il utilise les pierres et les branches d’arbres des lieux pour des créations temporaires et éphémères. (39595567). The son of a mathematician, Goldsworthy grew up working on farms before eventually getting his BA from what is now the University of Central Lancashire. He is guilty of sins of commission or omission, depending on the critic. And that's not the case. How involved was he in the postproduction process? They're in the memory. The first one I did in Times Square I lay there for 15 minutes thinking, 'This is amazing, this is going to work', and I was just about to get up and I looked up at the camera and the wind blew it over. We walk down to the burn to take some photographs. But to be clear, Andy does not need me to do his art. Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, renowned in his field, that creates temporary landscape art installations out of sticks and stones, and anything and everything else that he finds outside. "I don't know. And finally with Holly, his daughter, working for him and Felix, my son, working with me we realized how much the flow of time became palpable and this was another entry into one of his favorite topics. "That's a slight misunderstanding," he says. Jan 20, 2019 - Andy Goldsworthy has made a career out of creating exquisite sculptures from twigs and stones, leaves and snow. It's a visceral sensation." Even though we didn’t have contact for such a long time, being with him felt very familiar, inspiring and immediately intriguing. Sundarban - in a boat, On foot and with a fisherman, observing mangrove roots , tides and cargos. As abraded and abrasive as the material he worked with. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. ", I suppose you can always know it in your heart, I say. He and I sip coffee, eat chocolatey rice snacks and look at the sheared oak trunk beside us. How did you choose the projects featured in the documentary? And it is. 'Whenever we touch it we mess it up.' How do the two documentaries relate to each other? His hands were coarsened, all hacks and hardened skin. It perplexes me enormously.". "The relationship between the hand and the brain is really important," he says. Finally we got in touch with Fred. And another …. So we are connected. How do they feed or influence your own practice and vision? Schon während seiner Zeit als Student zog es ihn nach draußen in die Natur, raus aus den Vorlesungen. Here are ice walls in Dumfries, rain shadows in Times Square, New York. I've left things like that all over the place. Are you confortable with this idea. Expanding upon the themes and preoccupations explored in his previous books, Goldsworthy evokes ideas of growth, perpetual change and transformation through works made of leaves, branches, ice, snow, boulders and sand. A couple of days after our meeting, he will head off to work in America. I always do that. The odd walker. „Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy“ folgt dem Künstler über mehrere Jahre bei seiner Arbeit, nach Brasilien, in die USA, nach Gabun, Frankreich, Spanien, England und Schottland. Neben Richard Long und Chris Drury gehört er der Land-Art-Bewegung an. We meet again in the studio some weeks later and the tracks are recorded. I didn't really go back in again.". All that bullshit that goes on books …", You don't like being called the best artist ever then, Andy? No, he says, "The ephemeral work is done in the spirit of trying to learn to look at what's there. Dealing with people, with his team, working on big projects that include also logistics and machinery and artwork that you could call permanent. By. Oh they are definitely in there.". I feel a commitment. Interview. Then this person said, 'Are you Andy Goldsworthy?' My dad was a bricklayer. There will always be a pile of stones around that tree unless I move them away and there will be people going, 'Why is there a pile of stones there?' To get him to commit to the project his publisher Abrams gave him total control. He barks a laugh. Wieder gelingt es Thomas Riedelsheimer, das faszinierende Universum Andy Goldsworthys und seine Kunst in hinreißende Bilder und Töne zu fassen. Does it bother him that in five, 10, 15 years he might not be able to be out in fields hoicking big lumps of stone about? A burn runs through it. Of course we were reluctant because of the enormous popularity of Rivers and Tides. "There was a lot of anger for me using these trees." "Oh Christ. This is at least what I am striving for. He has his detractors. A short line like “total control can be the death of a (art) work” resonates for a long time and is so true also for filmmaking. But that began to change. Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time - Trailer. Andy Goldsworthy became interested in arts and majored in fine arts at Bradford College of Art in 1974 to 1975 and went to Preston Polytechnic (now Central University of Lancashire) for three years from 1975 and received his Bachelor of Arts (BA). This My India. How involved was he in the postproduction process? Ephemeral Works is a photographic archive of a decade of art between 2004 and 2014 made from ice, ferns, twigs, rain, muck or moss. "I've taken everything superfluous out," he says. He talks of "the brutal experiences" of farm life. You perceptions change. A box office and critical success at the time and, to this day, an essential film for all art lovers, this portrait was, for many of us, a first encounter with the seminal Scottish artist and his unique creative process—his approach to art, nature and life. Next March, seventeen years later, you are releasing Leaning into the Wind, a second opus on Andy Goldsworthy. It is the third film we did together now. "I think I'm an amalgamation. I realized that I was not done with that artist and probably never will be. I would hope there's a depth to what I do now. "I think it's possible, but whether it's achievable on this go or the next go or the go after that …", It's already collapsed once. "It was quite cheap. You'd like to think you'd be able to respond to your body. In 2008, British artist Andy Goldsworthy came to La Petite Escalère along with his team of Scottish masons ... People often think of forests as wholly natural places. "They were on their way to become MDF or paper. Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, renowned in his field, that creates temporary installations out of sticks and stones, and anything and everything else that he finds outside. Basically we run through the rough cut together, we talk about very general ideas and then he walks off and does his composing. It's interesting. ", He reminds me that he's lain down in Times Square to create rain shadows on the ground. I'm very fortunate that there are a lot of people who commission work from me. A farmer's field full of rocks and trees. Goldsworthy, the artist who puts the landscape into landscape art (literally), has spent this morning and all day yesterday building up the missing half of the trunk with whinstone. I'm really happy to go and answer questions and talk about it, but sometimes controversy seems to be generated to sell newspapers. A sculptor and photographer, Andy Goldsworthy not only works with nature, but in nature. 19:44. His hands. He sits now looking at it, taking in the line where stone meets wood. The great thing about art is that there is a possibility that your art can get better as you get older. Once I got interested in something I start carrying a camera with me and do things. Data returned from the Piano 'meterActive/meterExpired' callback event. The son of a mathematician, Goldsworthy grew up working on farms before eventually getting his BA from what is now the University of Central Lancashire. And it is to the grounds of the 500-acre Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, where he first worked in 1983, that Goldsworthy now makes a fitting return for the largest ever exhibition of his work. The kids have always come out and seen me when I've been working. I just zone out. Sein Vater war Professor für angewandte Mathematik an der University of Leeds. It's his first book in eight years. ", The coffee finished he picks up a stone and returns to work on the tree. "They're not too bad. I came here because of economic reasons and now when I can live wherever I want, I choose to live here because people have been very tolerant of me. It is a fascinating moment because Fred has this clear idea but still this talent in improvising, changing things on the spot, staying in a creative flow. It always has been hard for me to imagine music with Andy’s work. His biography. dafikad. Linda Weintraub. Ahead of a major retrospective, … British artist Andy Goldsworthy works in the fields and forests near his home in Scotland using natural elements as his media. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. We do not pre-moderate or monitor readers’ comments appearing on our websites, but we do post-moderate in response to complaints we receive or otherwise when a potential problem comes to our attention. When it comes to it you're just going to have to suck it and see. ScNa: For the soundscape of the documentary, you called on musician and composer Fred Frith, who had already composed the soundtrack for Rivers and Tides. And it's a very dangerous position to think that the city is not nature too. ScNa: In Leaning into the Wind we discover several of Andy Goldsworthy’s recent projects across the world (Scotland, France, United States…), some of which are ephemeral (like his works with the petals on the streets or on the rivers), some others still visible (like his famous cairns). Andy Goldsworthy ist der Sohn von Muriel und F. Allin Goldsworthy (19292001). And so there is no title on the cover, no publisher's logo and very few words inside. Goldsworthy's work is seen in that nexus. Andy Goldsworthy studierte in den 1970er Jahren in Lancaster, zuvor war er in der Landwirtschaft tätig. The magic in Rivers and Tides came from your ability, as a director, to yield to this creative process, somehow to mimic it and as a result not only to show but also to make us feel how art, nature and time were intertwined in Goldsworthy’s art. He has now published a book dedicated to the latter category. Paradoxically, filming the fleeting nature of the artist’s interventions, you allow for them to be seen as they are created and to remain visible and last, somehow defying their transience and transforming them. His four children grew up here. I don't know whether I feel Scottish, Yorkshire or anything. One summer night, he released them onto the streets of London's financial district. Are you confortable with this idea? There's a work in the burn here that I made for my mum after she died. 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